How To Buy Ethereum With PayPal?

By Prashant Jha

Given all crypto enthusiasts are now increasingly seeking out options that help them buy their favourite cryptocurrencies with alternative modes of payment, we decided to come to the rescue of at least some of them. For all those of you wondering how you can buy Ethereum (ETH) with PayPal being your mode of payment, we have put together a comprehensive guide.

We will tell exactly how you can use your leftover PayPal balance for getting your hands on some ETH tokens simply, without any hassle whatsoever.

In fact, the methods are not very different from the ways in which one would purchase Bitcoins with Ethereum.

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Ways to Buy Ethereum With PayPal

Here, we will explain two key methods to purchase Ethereum using PayPal in detail.


eToro is a site commonly meant for CFDs but here, you can easily you PayPal to transfer funds into your eToro account and then buy Ethereum with those funds.

Now, while this does help you purchase Ethereum through PayPal and essentially enables you to become an investor, you cannot withdraw the ETH from eToro directly.

Given eToro does not allow crypto withdrawals, you will have to get that value out in the form of fiat at any point when you want to sell off your Ethereum.

This way, you will not be able to use the ETH tokens for any other purpose, say, for example, to facilitate payments in an Ethereum-based dApp.

You may also find the trading fees and buying price slightly high on this platform.


Like LocalBitcoins, LocalEthereum is a peer-to-peer decentralized exchange where you can find sellers of your favoured cryptocurrency (which is Ethereum, in this case) accepting payments through a wide variety of modes, including PayPal. As of now, LocalEthereum accepts more than 30 modes of payment.

With a secure self-custodial system in place, it allows for a high degree of security with end to end encryption. Provided you do your due diligence well before choosing a seller, this can be your best bet in trying to buy Ethereum with PayPal.

Other Ways:

You will find a number of exchanges like Paxful, VirWox and LocalBitcoins that allow Bitcoin to be bought against PayPal with great ease.

If you find those methods to be simpler, you can simply buy Bitcoins first, with PayPal and then have the Bitcoins exchanged for ETH.

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Prashant Jha

As a content writer Prashant believes in presenting complex topics in simple laymen terms. He is a tech enthusiast and an avid reader.

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